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military in tunisia as a major issue. in libya there was no ministry of defense under gadhafi, and we don't even have a minister of defense in the newly-reformed, so curbing military power in the narrow sense of an army isn't the main issue in tunisia either, and i actually think -- excuse me, libya -- and i actually think that probably, you know, 95% of the 250,000 or so libyans walking around with weapons are trying to keep the peace, not make mischief. .. and the security forces and in defense of the regime that is where the action is, not in the military. you're the geopolitics guy. >> i thought the worst-case scenario for the algerian military is instability in northern mali. and you know what is going on in the eastern front with libya. i know that some troops had to be redeployed in the eastern front because of the, the traffic of armaments and drugs and other issues. this is the worst case so. >> i just want to take the opportunity to answer a question that hasn't been asked. but, this is something that i was thinking about. it's slightly related to your question but it's somethin
hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to the military triggering significant defense job losses. now, there is a battle brewing over layoff notices that could go out right before the election. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel. >> the law says mass layoffs are coming, notices should go out 60 days ahead. obama administration that isn't necessary since many are hoping a deal will be struck to avoid the cuts. even so, a ceo i talked to he will be up front with his employees. >> it makes it challenging. people come to work. we've got some of the best people in the country working for us. they come every day, they want to design the best systems that our fighters need, but it's challenging. when they sit around kitchen table at night. honey, what is going to happen? it's tough because they don't know. >> reporter: obama administration is telling contractors if they get sued for not sending out layoff notices the government will pick up the tack. lockheed martin will hold off telling workers, but two kron man sent a letter saying quote, should you rely on that guidance and fa
of the commercial aviation industry has grown out of defense spending. all of the health care innovation has grown out of the n.i.h. >> in his ten years as ceo, immelt has remade g.e., selling off half the company he inherited, including plastics, insurance, and nbc. >> oh, my god. >> they're selling nbc to a company called kabletown... with a "k." >> at the same time, he has refocused the company on manufacturing, bulking up units like transportation, energy, and research and development. as jobs czar, he's urging his fellow ceos to double their hiring of engineers and devote more money to r&d. at g.e., he's triple-spending on everything from medical research to green technology, including the building of a solar panel factory in the u.s., even as other american solar companies are folding. is this something that's incredibly risky for you? >> in g.e., this is extremely low risk because we have good technology and we have scale. the crime for us is when we don't do things like that. we ought to be percolating 20 $1-billion businesses all the time that can grow inside our system. >> but even while
to eliminate those that aren't working. i know a lot of them that aren't working. one of them is in defense spending, because i've taken on some of the defense contractors. i saved the taxpayers $6.8 billion in a deal for an air force tanker that was done in a corrupt fashion. i believe that we have to eliminate the earmarks. and sometimes those projects, not the overhead projector that senator obama asked for, but some of them that are really good projects, will have to be eliminated as well. and they'll have to undergo the same scrutiny that all projects should in competition with others. so we're going to have to tell the american people that spending is going to have to be cut in america. and i recommend a spending freeze that, except for defense, veterans affairs, and some other vital programs, we'll just have to have across-the-board freeze. and some of those programs may not grow as much as we would like for them to, but we can establish priorities with full transparency, with full knowledge of the american people, and full consultation, not done behind closed doors and shoving earma
and touched my 11-year-old body. meanwhile, the defense says it is now in the process of filing an appeal. defense attorney joe amendola said if there was more time, they would have won an acquittal. listen. >> we believed if we had enough time, we could develop enough information, which is what we were in the midst of doing. literally, we shut down midstream in about three or four different very important areas was we had no more time to do it. if we had the time, we would have had an opportunity to prove jerry's innocence. >> reporter: and after today's hearing, sandusky is now categorized as a violet sexual predator. that means if ever released, he has to register, a moot point since he'll be at least 98 years old when he breathes free air again. megyn? megyn: wow. thank you. >>> a dramatic series of attacks on twitter after a black actress tweets out that she is supporting governor mitt romney for president. remember this gal from clueless? ann coulter weighs in on the attacks on her right after this break. >>> plus, new predictions on the race for the white house. who's the projected
has to give. you have to specify where the deductions are. you can't increase defense spending, extend the bush cuts, 20% on top of that, and just say, no, it's going to be ok, we'll grow our way into it. that does raise a fair amount of scrutiny. >> sure. i think that's legitimate. first of all, romney has said to the degree they can't get the loopholes closed in congress, he'll reduce the tax credit. that he'll stick to the principle that it will pay for itself. there's a general argument over whether you should count economic growth. simpson and bowles don't count economic growth. two harvard experts said higher growth. third, romney has an energy plan which expanding american oil and gas. the royalties alone are worth $750 billion a year to the federal government. fourth, look carefully at what romney said, that the true supply sides don't necessarily love but it's good politics. he said i will close enough deductions that wealthy americans will not get a net tax cut. now, that's a pretty clear description. >> let me just say this. standing on the stage with you in arizona, this is
a blog, i think you had a blog in "the new yorker" about the defense of marriage act and the way it would be reviewed and i thought that would be an interesting thing to bring at there are two issues to the supreme court of the same time and they both relate to same-sex marriage but the cases is a challenge to the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act. as i'm sure many of you know the defense of marriage act passed in 1996 says the federal government will not recognize same-sex marriages under any circumstances even if they are legal in the of where and just as married as any heterosexual couple in massachusetts. as i'm sure you know under the internal revenue code, money one spouse to the other but because the irs can't surviving spouse had to pay taxes on that money. there was a considerable amount so it was a very straight up challenge to that law. the other case that is heading to the supreme court is the proposition 8 case out of california and equal protection it loving versus virginia and the sense that can the state to ban this? the doma case, the case is a lot easier l
. the tigers can't get anything going. due in large part to the a's defense. 2-0 in the ninth. grant balfour on to close the door. fielder grounds into the double play. he was the tieing run right there. the a's live to fight another day. they have another must-win game tonight in oakland. >> can they do it, can they come back? >> sure they can. you can't win two games at home? of course you can. >> a team of destiny. >> the tigers will win this. >> i love the tigers and a's and orioles. there's great teams. >> all day today baseball, joe. >> here's your line-up from 1:00 to midnight. >> i love the orioles and the tigers and the a's. >> watch out for the reds. >> by the way, the giants won in cincinnati last night to keep their season alive. a little nfl. despite monday night's ugly performance by mark sanchez in the jets' loss to the texans, rex ryan says sanchez is still his man. asked yesterday if sanchez will remain the starter, ryan said, quote, no question. when you look at it, he played pretty good. i thought he was accurate. >> is he drinking again? 45%, 45%. >> we love rex ryan, but
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